PZ Myers found that the Institute for Creation Research is using a recent Genome Research paper as evidence for design. In the paper, Arizona State researchers studied copy number variations patterns in 30 human and 30 chimpanzee genomes. They found that the species shared duplication hotspots where there tended to be more CNVs.

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